prepossessing :

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  • v  possess beforehand
  • v  cause to be preoccupied
  • v  make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand
    A prepossessing appearance
  • v  influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
  • s  creating a favorable impression
    strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance

  • Though not prepossessing in appearance, Richard Gimbel almost invariably gets what he wants.
  • Her pretty face, her gay smile, the exquisite taste of her simple dress, were prepossessing; and, as Meredith has it, 'And she was French.
  • Continental Illinois National Bank Trust Co is the prepossessing name of the biggest bank between Manhattan and San Francisco, and the only billion-dollar institution .

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